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Lionel Messi was an instant fan of Sergio Busquets at Barcelona

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The midfielder was quick to impress

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Former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola discussed a bit about his past life at Barcelona recently. The now Manchester City manager talked about how quickly Lionel Messi learned to respect and like Sergio Busquets’ talent after just three training sessions.

“I remember what Messi told me,” he said.

”After two or three days of training with him, he came to me and said, ‘I like this one’. And I said, ‘When there is trouble, he will be there’.”

Guardiola added: “He does everything for those around him.”

Pep Guardiola | Source

Not only is Messi a world-class player, but apparently he is also capable of spotting some of the best midfield talent in the world. Props to you Messi.

We could all do with more Pep Guardiola stories about his time at Barcelona, the stories that man likely has are amazing.